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Is Outlook down? Thousands of users report problems with Microsoft's email platform

Jun. 05, 2023 20:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of Microsoft Outlook users reported issues with accessing and using the email platform Monday morning. Microsoft 365 outage and problem reports peaked at almost 18,000 shortly after 11 a.m. Eastern Monday morning, according to outage tracker...

Diversity group calls for Oregon GOP House leader to resign over son's Nazi salute photo

Jun. 05, 2023 17:09 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Central Oregon Diversity Project has called for the resignation of Republican state Rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson over a photo of her son giving a Nazi salute while posing by a WWII German airplane. The Diversity Project said in a Saturday Facebook post that it...

Is it real or made by AI? Europe wants a label for that as it fights disinformation

Jun. 05, 2023 11:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union is pushing online platforms like Google and Meta to step up the fight against false information by adding labels to text, photos and other content generated by artificial intelligence, a top official said Monday. EU Commission Vice President Vera...

Senegal's government suspends mobile internet access amid days of deadly clashes

Jun. 04, 2023 12:11 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's government temporarily suspended mobile phone data on Sunday as the country reels from days of deadly clashes between police and supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. The ministry of communication, telecommunications and digital economy...

Twitter executive responsible for content safety resigns after Elon Musk criticism

Jun. 03, 2023 20:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top Twitter executive responsible for safety and content moderation has left the company, her departure coming soon after owner Elon Musk publicly complained about the platform’s handling of posts about transgender topics. The departure pointed to a fresh...

YouTube changes policy to allow false claims about past US presidential elections

Jun. 02, 2023 17:40 PM EDT

YouTube will stop removing content that falsely claims the 2020 election or other past U.S. presidential elections were marred by “widespread fraud, errors or glitches," the platform announced Friday. The change is a reversal for the Google-owned video service, which said a month...

Meta tests blocking news content on Instagram, Facebook for some Canadians

Jun. 02, 2023 02:10 AM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Meta is temporarily blocking some Canadian users from accessing news content on Facebook and Instagram as part of a temporary test that is expected to last through the end of June, the tech giant said Thursday. The block — which follows a similar step taken...

5 simple ways to step up your business's TikTok game

Jun. 01, 2023 11:01 AM EDT

Dan Oliver, founder of Dan-O’s Seasoning , was slinging his signature blends at trade shows and flea markets around the country when COVID-19 hit, shutting down his primary sales channel and forcing a hard pivot. Oliver turned to TikTok, going all-in on the video-sharing platform, and struck...

EU official says Twitter abandons bloc's voluntary pact against disinformation

May. 26, 2023 19:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Twitter has dropped out of a voluntary European Union agreement to combat online disinformation, a top EU official said Friday. European Commissioner Thierry Breton tweeted that Twitter had pulled out of the EU's disinformation “code of practice” that other major...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 26, 2023 11:35 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Target’s Pride...